This thread is NOT about those rust-bucket vehicles that you drove when you were going to school......four wheels that occasionally went around and took you to places that helped to define your life. Or something like that.
This thread IS all about those people that you know or are aware of that collect junk, usually in an attempt to make some money. Of course, for many of those folks, their real mission is to make enough to get-by so they don't have to get a real job.
My friend, Danny, was a junker. When he was alive he spent most mornings cruising the streets of Bowling Green, OH, looking for any type of trash that he could turn into cash. He never did figure-out that he spent more on gasoline and wear and tear on his vehicle than he gathered with his junking. Danny would spend most afternoons drinking beer, purchased from the monies he accumulated that morning.
One of my employees is continually collecting soda pop cans and any smidgen of scrap aluminum or scrap steel he can find. He is probably doing a recycling service (read as "good deed"), although I would argue that his carbon footprint doesn't change much with continual trips to a recycling center. I know he makes continual trips because he uses the trunk of his small car as the storage location. Maybe the recycling (metal scrap) yard is on a direct route home. I don't know.
I do know that metal prices drive junkers into action.
I would guess that some of you have come into contact with junkers, possibly because they decide to store 3 tons of bent aluminum siding in their yard.
Any good stories? What say you?